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Paul Flocken

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 21 2008,15:20   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Sep. 18 2008,09:29)
You have to love this sentence from the second article that Paul linked.

The Brunswick County school system offers a Bible as Literature course in high school, but it’s not being taught this year because no students signed up for it, according to administrators.

Ja, that's gotta sting the nutjobs who want nothing more than more babble in the schools.  I think the reporter definitely showed she has a good sense of the absurd when she wrote that.

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 18 2008,12:04)
The state was pretty quick on the kibosh.

Notice on the Austringer.

I don't think this was any kind of official policy pronouncement.  The school board meeting was Tuesday and the article was in the Wednesday paper.  The reporter or the editor, or both, may have thought they had a live one by the hair and she spent Wednesday calling the relevant agencies and people, the second article on Thursday being the fruits of that effort.  But it would be good if the school board takes the hint.

By the way, how did you have this barely an hour after the article was posted to the web.

Brunswick school board to consider creationism teaching
By Ana Ribeiro Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:40 p.m.

Austringer 16 Sep 2008 11:44 pm
Another School Board Poised to Make a Mistake

I missed the first article because they buried it by placing it in the B section and I don't have the leisure to read whole papers during the week.  The second article was given front page (below the fold, but still) status.  The editor knew he had a hot one.  I thought I was doing good to get the thread up only a few hours after I saw the second article.

My hopes and dreams of being one of Wesley's Minions dashed.

Still intend to be at that next meeting, but the calender for the BCSB does not list the meeting as the 21st of October but rather the 7th.  Does not bode well.  I'll drive down there both days.

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.  Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."-John F. Kennedy

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